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Colombia and Venezuela Re-establish Full Diplomatic Ties After Three Years

Colombia and Venezuela re-establish full diplomatic ties three years after Caracas severed them over Bogota’s support for opposition leader Juan Guaido.

A new Colombian ambassador, Armando Benedetti said on Twitter: “Relations with Venezuela should never have been severed. We are brothers and an imaginary line cannot separate us.”

The normalization process will include ramping up diplomatic ties, fully re-opening of the border, and intentions to restore military relations.

Furthermore, trade is central to the re-establishmemt process as more than eight million Colombians make a living from trade with Venezuela.

This has greatly challenged the United States hegemony that has supported a right-wing governance in Colombia. Recently, the US had deemed Colombia its “Non-NATO ally.”

The historic win of Gustavo Petro, the leftist President-elect of Colombia has garnered support of young voters. Petro’s administration depends on helping Colombia’s economy, and if successful, can boost Latin American morale which has been suffering due to US economic sanctions.

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  • Zainab Rights

    Zainab Rights is a Muslim American Journalist and Editor in Chief at TMJ News Network. She holds a double degree in Political Science and Homeland Security and a Masters in Journalism from Harvard University. She has over 12 years of experience in political commentary, writing and video production.

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